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Amarena Italian Restaurant

2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
+1 415-447-0441
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amarena is on a corner on the hills of SF not from Lombard Street and just a block or two from the cable car. Very small inside - there is enough seating but the tables are very close together so do not expect much privacy....More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation to Amarena based on a recommendation by a local and we were absolutely thrilled with our experience. Homemade pasta and fabulous wine. The service made our visit perfect. Our waitress was helpful and attentive and the owner came over...More

Thank Mikmeg
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I'm a local resident and have been dining at Amarena since it's inception. It's quaint 2 rooms remind me of dining in in a lower level NYC West Village restaurant although Amerena is not lower level - it's smack on the corner & street level....More

Thank FabInSanFran
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Authentic Italian restaurant with a carefully selected menu offering a wide range of traditional Italian dishes. The pasta was particularly tasty. Good service without being over-attentive, the food and wine was excellent Small and intimate, actually looked like it could be in Italy, not San...More

3  Thank travellernumber29
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We went with friends that were already familiar with Amarena food so we had a "leg up" on the menu. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious as was the wine. A delightful spot that was very comfortable.

4  Thank njwoodster
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This neighborhood Italian white table cloth place is in the midst of remodeling so check if it's open. It has been really good and molto amabile in the past, so here's hopin' it's just the wallpaper and not the menu or staff.

3  Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is by far one of my favorite restaurant experiences, and we sat at the bar!! We showed up without a reservation but managed to snag two seats at the bar. We were very well taken care of, and everything we ate was absolutely delicious...More

4  Thank svnesbitt
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The staff and the place are very nice. The food is good but can't be compared to true italian food. Very basic desserts. Too expensive for what it is.

1  Thank Lews31
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We weren't sure where to go for diner and were tired after a long day of touring. We stumbled upon Amarena and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this italien food. Their homemade pasta is delicious and the service is very good. I...More

4  Thank CamRanc
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My son lives in San Francisco and has exposure to so many great restaurants. He recommended Amarena based on a friend's suggestion. The minute we walked in the door we get like we had walked into a friend's home. The food was some of the...More

3  Thank Blips53
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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24 June 2016|
Response from Luana F | Reviewed this property |
You can easily find parking outside the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
    (Green St.)
  • Public Transportation: 45
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-447-0441
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